Criterium Dauphine Libere Bike Tour
June 8th – 14th – Practice Bicycle – Criterium Dauphine Libere 2009
The 2009 race route has not been released yet but as per previous years we expect it to take in similar roads as the Tour de France over the punishing climbs and magnificent scenery of the French Alps. For our guests new accommodation is available to you in 2009 in the beautiful town of Annecy, the perfect environment to base yourself for a superb cycling holiday week giving you the ideal opportunity to get up close and personal from the road side and view all the excitement of July without the large numbers of spectators that we expect from Le Tour!
Last years event was won by the prolific Spanish rider Alejandro Valverde with Australia’s Cadel Evans second and the American Levi Leipheimer taking third spot on the podium. This year promises to be another spectacle, it will be the 61st edition and with the retired French cycling star Charly Mottet as the race director and winner in 1987, a superb route is expected.
This fantastic week of fully-guided riding is available to you in June, a particularly great time of year to be in Annecy and the French Alps. With a combination of carefully planned rides, including the gentle roads around Lake Annecy and the incredibly green landscape of the Bauges valley available to you.
Followed by the spectacle and excitement of several stages of one of our favourite races the Criterium du Dauphine Libere. All of this plus the opportunity to relax amongst the cafes, restaurants and shops and enjoy everything that Annecy and the Haute-Savoie region of France has to offer.
The perfect balance of riding and relaxing at the Criterium du Dauphine Libere
2008 Brief Trip Itinerary, 2009 coming soon:
Mon June 9th – Arrive in Annecy & Welcome drinks.
Tue June 10th – Ride around spectacular Lac Annecy.
Wed June 11th – Ride in the French Alps.
Thu June 12th – Ride/relax and view CDL Stage 4 – Vienne – Annemasse.
Fri June 13th – Ride/relax and view CDL Stage 5 – Annemasse – Morzine.
Sat June 14th – Ride/relax and view CDL Stage 6 – Morzine – La Toussuire.
Sun June 15th – Depart from Annecy.